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Rev Richard Wurmbrand
Birth: Mar. 24, 1909
Death: Feb. 17, 2001

Religious Figure. Evangelical minister who spent fourteen years in Communist imprisonment and torture in his homeland of Romania. He is one of Romania's most widely known Christian leaders, authors, and educators. In 1945, when the Communists seized Romania and attempted to control the churches for their purposes, he immediately began an effective "underground" ministry to his enslaved people and the invading Russian soldiers. He waseventually arrested in 1948. He spent three years in solitary confinement, seeing no one but his Communist torturers. His wife, Sabina, was a slave laborer for three years. Due to his international stature as a Christian leader, diplomats of foreign embassies asked the Communist government about his safety. They were told he had fled Romania. Secret police, posing as released fellow prisoners, told his wife of attending his burial in the prison cemetery. Mr. Wurmbrand was released in a general amnesty in 1964. Realizing the great danger of a third imprisonment, Christians in Norway negotiated with the Communist authorities for his release from Romania. The "going price" for a prisoner was $1,900. Their price for Wurmbrand was $10,000. In may 1966, he testified in Washington before the Senate's Internal Security Subcommittee and stripped to the waist to show eighteen deep torture wounds covering his body. His story was carried across the world newspapers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Pastor Wurmbrand has been called "the voice of the underground church." His books are best sellers in over fifty languages. (bio by: Rod Murray) 
 
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rod Murray
Record added: May 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7416637
Rev Richard Wurmbrand
Added by: Rod Murray
 
Rev Richard Wurmbrand
Added by: Rod Murray
 
Rev Richard Wurmbrand
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What an amazing legacy you left for us all. Can't wait to meet you someday.
- TamC
 Added: Aug. 11, 2013
It is of Jehovah's loving-kindness we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. Lamentations 3v22
- David Martin
 Added: Jun. 1, 2013

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